Fortnite Season 9 kicked off on May 9, bringing a new Battle Pass and a bunch of fresh cosmetics to unlock with it, and resetting the weekly challenge rotation. By now it should all be second nature to you, but on the off chance you’re new to the game, here’s the skinny: To get the unlocks that are part of the Battle Pass you’ll need to do the weekly challenges. These award you Battle Stars, which level up the pass and grant access to items attach to the various tiers.
What makes it slightly more complicated is that there are two kinds of passes. The first is a free version available to everyone. The second is a special one you need to pay V-Bucks to get. If you cough up the cash, you’ll get more challenges on a weekly basis, which naturally means more Battle Stars and unlocks.
Week 2’s challenges are now available and, in large part, are pretty easy to complete. The one that may give you a bit of trouble is exclusive to the premium pass and asks players to “visit an oversized Phone, a big Piano, and a giant Dancing Fish trophy.” If that’s confusing, don’t worry about it, we’ll have a guide for it up shortly. You can see the remaining challenges below.
- Launch off of Air Vents in different matches (5) — 5 Battle Stars
- Stage 1: Land at Snobby Shores (1) — 1 Battle Star
- Eliminate opponents in Sunny Steps or Shifty Shafts — 10 Battle Stars
- Deal damage with Pistols to opponents (500) — 5 Battle Stars
- Visit an oversized Phone, a big Piano, and a giant Dancing Fishy trophy (1) — 5 Battle Stars
- Search a chest in different named locations in a single match (3) — 10 Battle Stars
- Stage 1: Eliminate an opponent from at least 50m away (1) — 3 Battle Stars
Fortnite’s v9.01 patch arrived on May 15 and added the tactical assault rifle to the game, which is handy because it seems that John Wick may be making an appearance in the game soon, and we all know he loves a good assault rifle. Make sure to check out all the new skins and other unlocks to see what you could earn for keeping up with weekly tasks. If you need a hand with Week 1’s challenges, head over to our Fortnite Season 9 full challenge guide.
This week also marks the arrival of John Wick on the island. You can unlock some cool rewards that have been plucked straight out of the movies, but you’ll have to work for them by completing the Wick’s Bounty LTM challenges.